Capital City

Unit: Capital City
POC: Cheryl Alston
Phone: 919-757-1407


You don’t join. You become a Young Marine.

Your journey, like every other Young Marine, starts at recruit training. Its where Young Marines are forged and leaders emerge. 

Future Young Marine Recruits must meet the following requirements:

=       Youth must be between 8-18 years old

=       Must have NOT yet completed high school.

=       Have a recent Physical Exam or School Sports Physical (less than 1 year old)

=        Current Immunization Record

=       Copy of Medical Insurance Card (front and back)

=       Birth Certificate

=       Social Security Card

=       Attend a unit Open House/Registration with at least one parent/guardian

But wait! What about special needs youth?

Some youth will be able to participate in our program based upon their abilities. Not all youth are suited for this program, but every youth is given the opportunity to be a part of this program if they are able to complete the program’s requirements. We have had several youths with various disabilities in the past who successfully completed the program and either continue to participate or have graduated from the program.

Signing up your youth without consulting us could result in his or her failure to successfully complete the program because we won’t know when to make modifications to the training.

For an assessment of if your child’s ability to succeed in this program, please send us an email or fill out a contact form so we can speak with you directly about your child’s specific abilities. 

Fees, Uniforms and Equipment

=      $25 yearly National Young Marine registration fee

=      o $65 initial join fee for CCYM

=      o Uniforms and equipment fees will vary based upon the needs of the Young Marine. Some items will be provided during training, however remaining items will need to be individually purchased

Location and Time 

During Recruit Training, recruits will be required to attend EACH week of training until completion with no more than 3 missed drill periods. They will also be required to attend at least one Saturday event and an overnight trip.

As a Young Marine, your child will be required to attend each week of training and any other event the unit deems mandatory. If your Young Marine must miss a drill period or event, they will be able to obtain an excused absense beforehand known in the program as a "Leave of Absence." This authorizes their excuse from the event and allows them to continue attending our awesome trips in the future! 

We regularly meet Monday night from 6:30-8:30 pm at the VFW Post #7383, located at 522 Reedy Creek Rd, Cary NC 27513

Become an Adult Volunteer.
Adult Volunteers in the Young Marines are adults age 18 and up who possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
 Every Adult Volunteer has been professionally background checked for the safety of the youth and is required to give character references before their volunteer application is accepted. Anyone, civilian or military (active or veteran) is eligible to volunteer!

Begin the Application Process Now!
Let us know you are interested in joining our unit by clicking on the Join/Volunteer link below and tell us a little about yourself. Someone will contact you shortly to proceed with the application. If you have any questions or need more information, simply click on the Contact Unit link below or email us at Commander@CapCityYM.com!

Challenge Accepted. Join the Young Marines by emailing us at Commander@CapCityYM.com 

Visit Us during a Drill Night! 

We regularly meet each Monday night from 6:30-8:30 pm at the VFW Post #7383, located at 522 Reedy Creek Rd, Cary NC 27513. These nightly meetings are called "Drill." Anyone can come observe the Young Marines in action during these weekly events to get a feel for the program. 

  • Do you wish to Join or Volunteer at our Unit?
  • Click the Join/Volunteer button below to begin the application process
  • Do you wish to contact our unit with a question or comment unrelated to Joining or Volunteering?
  • Click the Contact Unit button below to fill out a contact unit form
Strengthening the lives of America's youth
A national youth program for boys and girls, ages eight through high school, focused on leadership, citizenship through community service, self-discipline, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
Headquarters Young Marines
17739 Main Street, Suite 250
Dumfries, VA 22026

Combined Federal Campaign # 11954

800-717-0060 Phone
202-315-3594 Fax